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Lynne took a taxicab from her office to the airport. She had to pay per mile plus a flat fee.

  1. How much would she need to pay to go a distance of miles? How much to travel miles?

    If each mile costs , miles would cost .
    plus the flat fee of .
    How much would miles cost?

    miles : $11

  2. Her total cost was . Represent the cost of her trip with an equation. How far did she travel? Show your work.

    If we let a variable represent the miles traveled, we can create an expression to represent the cost for her transportation.

    Since each mile costs , this can be represented as .
    Because she had to also pay a flat fee, this can be represented as a constant, .

    How many miles did she travel?